I'm gonna be going to the big city in a couple of weeks and I will go to a place where they sell fondant tools. I was thinking of buying smoothers because I need those.
Can you guys suggest what else I would need? Just pretty basic stuff. They mostly have Wilton stuff, I know it's not the best but it'll have to do.
Thanks guys! Happy New Year!
you need a good rolling pin, and i would suggest a mat for rolling it out on A piece of heavy duty vinyl works well, usually found in the fabric department. Make sure they roll it not fold it. A pizza cutter for cutting the paste.
Do NOT worry about 'not the best' just because of brand names -- I have found that I often get fantastic stuff for MUCH le$$ when I think creatively and re-purpose tools for other trades OR just look elsewhere for the same things! In ( ) I list where I found and $ if I remember LOL.
a weighted rolling pin (Target $15)
a ruled rotary cutting mat (sewing store; for quilting 3ftx2ft, sale for $20)
a rotary cutter (sewing store)
quilting ruler, see-through 2inx18in with 1/8 in. increments (sewing store)
food safe snug gloves for mixing colors into fondant (Sam's)
for uniform bead making: clay* bead making tool
small fondant cutout (like very small cookie cutters);
circles, squares, diamonds, etc...
cake divider mat (plastic circle marked for equal increments)
flower former-use a paper towel cut in half covered w plastic wrap
RibbonCutterandEmbosserSet-I HATE mine-I use sewing ruler and rotary cutter instead
uh-oh...think I'm getting the fondant bug again! LOL time to make a cake
At the craft store, spend a good deal of time in the CLAY aisle - amazing & fun tools great for fondant
HAVE FUN !!!
I use a lot of quilting supplies too. I love the rulers and the cutting mat. I use these almost every cake....
I like the FMM (?) adjustable strip cutter...it actually works, unlike the wilton one. Other tools that I use a lot are the extruder, letter cutters, basic shaped cutters(ateco has great sets), small celpin, smaller sized rotary cutter, and I love that little stitching wheel too.
I like the Wilton Embosser for doing stiches. But that's it. Doesn't cut worth a DARN. Everything lizamlin suggested are great ideas.
I often look at the scrapbooking and clay sections at the craft store for neat tools.
ohhh! clay stuff sounds great! I'll check those out too. I'll be going to the Mall of Asia, the third largest (I think) in the world so I hope to find some cool stuff there.